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Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The President's Mansion

 
 
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By Tim Carr, November 17, 2008
1. The President's Mansion Marker
Inscription. In 1838 The University of Alabama Board of Trustees appropriated funds for a more suitable residence for the University's new president Basil Manly. The mansion on this site was built between 1839 and 1841 from plans provided by Michael Barry who served as architect and building superintendent for the project. Although Manly, the mansions first occupant was a very popular president, the legislature regarded the structure as unnecessarily lavish. According to tradition, Louisa Frances Garland, wife of President Landon C. Garland, valiantly saved the stately residence from destruction when Union Troops under the command of Major General John T. Croxten destroyed the campus on April 4, 1865. The mansion, which has undergone a number of restorations assumed its predominantly white appearance in 1908.
 
Erected by The University Of Alabama.
 
Location. 33° 12.564′ N, 87° 32.766′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is on University Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35487, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Denny Chimes (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Alabama
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By Tim Carr
2. The President's Mansion & Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); University of Alabama Civil War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rotunda Plaza (about 800 feet away); Kappa Delta (about 800 feet away); Malone Hood Plaza (about 800 feet away); Site Of The Stand In The Schoolhouse Door / Foster Auditorium, 1939 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
More about this marker. The President's Mansion is located on the campus of the University of Alabama off University Blvd between Colonial Drive and 6th Ave directly across from the Denny Chimes Tower.
 
Regarding The President's Mansion. The marker has misspelled the name of Union Major General John Thomas Croxton.
 
Also see . . .  University of Alabama President's Mansion. (Submitted on December 12, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USEducationWar, US Civil
 
The President's Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
3. The President's Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,397 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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